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Written by on August 17, 2020

Government has approved the review and re-engineering process of the Ipelegeng Programme and it is expected to begin in September depending on the COVID19 conditions at the time.

Delivering a statement in Parliament yesterday, the assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kgotla Autlwetse said the Ipelegeng programme was on suspension due to the outbreak of COVID19 as there were issues of compliance to the health regulations, and was subject to review.

He said the facelifted Ipelegeng programme will be engaged in labour intensive public works across government bodies for efficient and effective execution.

The minister explained that some of its responsibilities will include among others, erection and repairing of school fences, refurbishing classrooms, maintenance of clinics, de-bushing of international boundaries and construction of kgotla offices.

Autlwetse further said the intention is to engage artisans as part of improving the quality of works and provide guidelines aimed at improving productivity of the programme. He noted that the aim is to hone skills amongst participants to help them graduate from Ipelegeng to self-employment

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